Russell Harbaugh went on from earning his MFA in film directing from Columbia University to see his thesis short, ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING, play at festivals worldwide, including the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, BAMcinemaFest, Maryland, Sarasota, Seattle, Warsaw, Milano, and many others. Russell assisted director Eric Mendelsohn on the 2010 film 3 BACKYARDS for which Mendelsohn won a Best Director Award at that year’s Sundance. Currently, Russell is developing the feature-length version of the short, LOVE AFTER LOVE, with Mendelsohn and producing partner, Michael Prall. LOVE AFTER LOVE is one of 12 projects included in the 2012 IFP/Film Society of Lincoln Center EMERGING VISIONS program.
Russell will be working on his script, LOVE AFTER LOVE, a messy, autobiographical love story about grief, sex, and the separation of a family that takes place over the course of several years.